Internet Providers in Boston, MA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Boston, MA
Internet Providers: 37
Internet Plans: 20
Fastest Speed Available: 2,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $68.49
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Internet Access in Boston, Massachusetts

The average download speed in Boston is 150.43 Mbps. This is 7.8% faster than the average in Massachusetts and 37.9% faster than the national average.

  • There are 37 internet providers in Boston with 12 of those offering residential service
  • Boston is the 6th most connected city in Massachusetts ahead of Roxbury Crossing, Roxbury, Dorchester Center, Dorchester, and Charlestown.
  • 97.4% of Massachusettsans have access to 100mbps or faster broadband.
  • The average internet download speed in Massachusetts is 139.54 mbps.
  • Massachusetts is the 5th most connected state in the U.S.
  • In Suffolk County, approximately 21,000 people do not have access to 25mbps wired broadband.
  • Fiber optic internet is available to 42% of Suffolk County residents.
  • There are 32 companies offering business internet services in Boston.
  • Explore internet access for communities within Boston: Roxbury
  • The fastest zip code in Boston for April 2021 is 02127. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

2,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Boston, Massachusetts

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
XFINITY from Comcast 2,000 Mbps Cable and Fiber 4s
Cox Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
RCN 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
netBlazr 500 Mbps Fiber 16s
Starry Internet 200 Mbps Fiber 40s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Boston, Massachusetts

  • Xfinity - 100.0% Availability in Boston - Speeds up to 2,000 Mbps
  • RCN - 71.6% Availability in Boston - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Starry Internet - 36.4% Availability in Boston - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • netBlazr - 8.6% Availability in Boston - Speeds up to 500 Mbps
  • Cox - 2.1% Availability in Boston - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Boston - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Boston - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

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Summary Of Internet Providers In Boston

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Starry Internet Fiber and Fixed Wireless 98.5%+ 200 Mbps
netBlazr Fiber and Fixed Wireless 100% 500 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable and Fiber 100% 2,000 Mbps
RCN Cable 71.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Cox Communications Cable 2.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 100% 1,000 Mbps
netBlazr Fixed Wireless 100% 500 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 98.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Verizon Business Fiber and Copper 97.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
North Atlantic Networks Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Cogent Communications Fiber 99.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Zayo Fiber 97.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
TPx Communications Copper 97.4%+ 100 Mbps
GTT Communications DSL 97.4%+ 8 Mbps Fixed Wireless 97.0%+ 0.768 Mbps
RCN Business Fiber 60.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Google Fiber Webpass Copper 42.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Towerstream Fixed Wireless 25.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream Copper 25.1%+ 800 Mbps
TCC Networks Fixed Wireless 11.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
APXnet Copper 5.3%+ 200 Mbps
SNET Fiber 3.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Fusion Connect Fiber 3.0%+ 100 Mbps
FirstLight Fiber 2.6%+ -- Mbps
Cincinnati Bell Business Fiber 1.2%+ 250 Mbps
Cox Business Cable 2.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Global Cloud Xchange Copper 2.1%+ 151 Mbps
M2 nGage Fiber 1.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Business Fiber 1.0%+ 100 Mbps

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Boston

Terrible customer service

Xfinity has terrible customer service. They make it extremely hard to speak to a live agent on the phone when you have questions and concerns that are not directly addressed by the automated messages when you call their customer service line. They do not treat returning customers well and I think I spend way too much money a month on their internet and cable services to not be able to speak to a customer service agent when there is an issue with something on my bill. Truly disappointed by Xfinity and how they treat loyal customers. Also the service has gotten significantly worse over the years.

Solid but unexciting Internet service

We've used Verizon for Internet service for over five years. Positives: Very reliable - almost no down times. Customer service, on the few occasions where I've needed it, has been quick and helpful. Reasonable cost. Negatives: I just ran a speed test. Download -- 4.83 Mbps Upload -- .71 Mbps. That's pretty meh in a major metro area.